Jan Výrava

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jan Výrava

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

28.01.1938

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Borský

Synopsis

Hetman Charvát comes to the demesne of Josefov bearing with him the decree of Josef II for the abolition of statutory labour. Karmín, the director of the demesne, does not want to divulge this news to the peasants and he agrees with the hetman on its temporary suppression. The soldiers, however, leak the contents of the decree. The secret Protestant Dvořák provokes the peasants to protest. He asks village magistrate Jan Výrava, whose son Jeroným is in the service of the lordship, to conduct the proceedings with her. The nobility, however, has the peasants fired upon. The peasants retreat and start to organize an uprising. In the castle they prepare their defence. Even Jeroným Výrava, who is in love with Countess Sylvie, is posted as a sentry. Jeroným has pledged to protect her and remains despite his promise to his father that he would come to support the peasants. The elder Výrava waits in vain for his son. In desperation he returns to the fortress and shoots his son. Later he gives the peasants the command to attack. At the moment when the emperor's reinforcements are arriving Karmín is also shot dead. Jeroným, who has only been wounded by his father, is eventually killed as well. The peasants are overpowered and several sentenced to a public punishment of 100 lashes. The proud Jan Výrava has a stroke and dies before being disgraced by the punishment. The other peasants are set free; the era of statutory labour has come to an end.

Cast

Zdeněk Štěpánek

sedlák Jan Výrava

Stanislav Strnad (herec)

Jeroným, Výravův syn

Ladislav Brom

Václav, Výravův syn

Helena Bušová

Bětuška, Kyralova dcera

Eduard Kohout

helvita Dvořák, emigrant

Jiří Steimar

hrabě Roveredo

Blanka Waleská

komtesa Sylvie

Slávka Procházková

komtesa Kristina

Karel Jičínský

ředitel panství Karmín

Jiří Plachý

setník Charvát

Vladimír Řepa

vojín Maršálek

Vladimír Hlavatý

bláznivý Martínek

Miloš Hajský

revoltující sedlák

Marie Nademlejnská

vesničanka

Marie Pilská

vesničanka

Marie Přikrylová

vesničanka

Darja Hajská

vesničanka

Karel Šott

rychtář Matouš

Karel Dvořák

voják

Josef Oliak

komorník

Fráňa Vajner

dráb-hlasatel

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

šlechtický násilník

Alfred Baštýř

šlechtic

Jaroslav Bráška

šlechtický pověřenec

Gina Hašler

sedlák

Karel Veverka

sedlák

J. Galbavý

J. Koníčková

J. Mikeš

Crew and creators

Based on

František Adolf Šubert (Jan Výrava – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký, Jan Zázvorka

Costume Designer

Adolf Wenig

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Selected Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Ukolébavka)

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (Orchestr F.O.K.)

Songs

Ukolébavka, Povstaň, povstaň, lide selský

Songwriter

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Ukolébavka)

Singer

Slávka Procházková (Ukolébavka), Pěvecký sbor Radiojournalu (Povstaň, povstaň, lide selský)

Choreographer

Vladimír Pirnikov

Production info

Original Title

Jan Výrava

English Title

Jan Výrava

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

28.01.1938

Production

Projektor

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Projektor

Technical info

Versions

Czech